Where are the Best Accessible Shopping Centres?

When you’re after a good session of retail therapy, Quingo Scooters know how important it is to find somewhere that is completely accessible where you can feel entirely at ease.

Previously on the blog we’ve shared the best accessible restaurants in the north and south of the country. In this post we’re sharing the best accessible shopping centres so that you can get planning even more days out!

Intu Trafford Centre – Manchester

A favourite amongst the shopaholics, intu Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom. Located in Greater Manchester, the centre is a great place to go if you’re after all the best high street names – most of their flagship stores are located at the Trafford Centre. You won’t be short of places to eat and drink here either, as there are plenty of places to choose from!

The Trafford Centre is fully accessible, with nine speaking lifts located around the centre to provide easy access to all levels. There are multiple disabled toilets located around the centre, including dedicated accessible units which specifically cater for the needs of disabled people.


The Centre:MK – Milton Keynes

With over 200 shops and restaurants under one roof, The Centre:MK houses large stores such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks and Spencer. The Centre:MK is aesthetically pleasing too – the elegant steel frames design echoes the shopping streets of the Galleria in Milan.

The centre has great accessibility. It’s all under one roof and is on one level, with all main doors fitted with automated door opening controls at mobility scooter height. Parking is also on one level and really accessible, so no ramps or lifts are needed.


Westfield London

The largest covered shopping development in the capital, Westfield London can be found in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Open until 10pm every day except Sunday, the centre is one of latest to open in the country, making it the ultimate shopper’s paradise. As well as all your favourite high street brands, you’ll also want to discover The Village – a world of luxury housing leading fashion designers such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and more.

Westfield is extremely accessible as almost all of the shops have level access, making them very easy to get in and out of. The centre itself has plenty of lifts, with good signage and plenty of seats if members of your group fancy a rest. There are plenty of accessible toilets throughout the centre, and the car parks have many designated blue badge parking spaces.

Share your accessible place with Quingo!

If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

About Quingo Scooters

The Quingo Scooters range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.

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